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Card Locked! It is definitely NOT the lock tab. This is my sisters camera. She has used this card for a while. She took it out to try out a card I gave her and when she put the original back in the camera, it says "Card Locked!" whenever anything that would alter its contents is attempted. I have tested this card in my own camera and it works and I tried my card in her camera and that works. Why is this one card suddenly showing up to this one camera as locked?

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  • thepinball May 28, 2008

    Thanks for the replay! It really has nothing to do with the sliding lock mechanism on the SD card. I have no reason to think it does, anyway. I tried the card in my own camera and it worked and then I tried the card from my camera in the Samsung camera and they worked together. If it was the lock on the card, my camera would have not formatted the card or taken pictures, etc. I did clean the contacts even though that is a fairly moot point since the card worked in one camera and not the other. It is as if for whatever reason this one camera thinks this one card is locked. I really don't even expect to get a solution but this is so puzzling that I had to try to find out.

  • mehim1 Jun 15, 2008

    I've got a new card & it does the same thing as my old one did. All it says is Card Lock everytime i try to take a picture;

    What do i do?



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The best solution is to get all the data off of the card then remove the card ... its easier to just replace the card.....
but you can try to fix it your self if u think u can simply take a pair of pliers and remove the tab make sure that the slot is bridged(or not bridged) to stop the lock....before you do that you are going to want to test other cards and see if its a problem with the camera

before you take the hammer out to the card also try cleaning the contacts "_"

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